Accretive Health

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Accretive Health Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
226 Reviews
2.8
226 Reviews
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Emad Rizk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Results based promotional track allowing for hard working individuals to excel quickly to higher levels (in 12 reviews)

  • Develop a strong understanding of hosptal revenue cycle and insurance companies (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Can sometimes be long hours but if you are willing to work hard then the payoff is worth it (in 15 reviews)

  • Problems with work/life balance, its definitely a sink or swim mentality (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Gained great business experience throughout college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Financial Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Financial Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Accretive Health part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training program, worked with other college business students, great potential for monthly commission bonuses, good location

    Cons

    Very strict office culture, not much flexibility with schedules once they were set, senior leadership seemed secretive, not much room to move up post college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be much more flexible and laid back, need to create a more relaxed culture to attract younger talent, needs much more transparency to ground-level employees, commission structure could be more fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity if you are self-directed and outcomes-focused. Fond of this place, even with our warts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is fun - and there is very little micromanaging.
    You will get a lot of resume-stuffing experience, and quickly.
    There are some talented teammates if you can find them.
    The work we do impacts the bottom line of our customers.
    C-Suite understands our deficiencies and are working hard to fix them.
    C-Suite understands our strengths and is investing in them.

    Cons

    1. Lots of leadership turnover -As a result, our priorities are always changing and it seems like we are always "turning the corner."

    2. Clarity about your career progression - Two major factors that impact my opion of this.
        a. Who you work for - If you work for a good VP - this is not an issue, you will have a good sense of the opportunities around you and when you will be ready ready to take them on. If not, good luck, you will have to push your own agenda to get ahead in the firm.
        b. There is no "Accretive Standard" around performance management, so managers don't have a clear sense of the behaviors/outcomes they need to achieve in order to progress - as a result, neither do the employees below them

    2. Clients are not always aligned with our "drive to perform." My sense is that our pitch sounds good in theory to hospital CFO's, but the managers below that are wary of us and see us as a threat. Working conditions can be tense if you aren't a good relationship manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. The teams need extensive soft-skill training and practice, and they need it immediately.
    2. There is a huge void in RCM Intellectual Discourse - We can lead the conversation if we publish white papers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, stable work hours, great work-life balance, great location, amazing location, great coworkers.

    Cons

    HR was very unorganized and their mistakes spilled into other departments.
    Upper management was very disconnected from the staff.
    Little recognition for employees who put in the extra work. Mostly lateral movement through the company with very few chances for a raise/promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some stability.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's ok........

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Family environment, decent people to work with

    Cons

    Not organized, working on structure.

  6.  

    Great Opportunity for Go-Getters

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    401K, Opportunity to travel, room for growth

    Cons

    No bonuses or insentives. No recognition for hourly employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should give summits or any kind of convention for long time hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accretive Health

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, great location, can work remote often, helpfull environment.

    Cons

    Managment could be stronger, some employees could be more educated in their position, no bonuses for importance of work being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to hire more qualified support members. Incentives for work being done passed quota.

  8.  

    All around a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upper management believes employees are their biggest asset and listens to their needs
    Upper management transparency as to where the company is going
    Provide training to help you excel in your job
    Flexible hours
    Great location downtown
    Can move withing the organization

    Cons

    Company in transition
    Pay scale could be better
    Company struggling with how to market itself and still trying to overcome problems with the previous management group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job of turning the ship around,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    i) IT is going in right direction but needs more co-ordination
    ii) Great benefits, competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    i) Crappy HR, bad at sending out communications.
    ii) Some of the managers are not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i) Improve HR

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay - Poor Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Most senior leadership seems to miss the pulse of both the front line employess - as well as hospital leadership. HR is non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on your promises as what is being said is exciting. People here have become jaded with promises though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a good stepping stone to something better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Billing Verification in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Insurance Billing Verification in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are great and the hours can be flexible. New things are always being implemented so that's a good thing.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more in touch with the employees; pay scale is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are the ones who make the company successful, not the upper management. If you treat your staff well, pay them well, they will be willing to jump through hoops to push this company to high success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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